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This is my Story...

I´m the sweetest two-finger sloth of the center. I´m the most active of the baby sloths and a lover of hibiscus flowers. I arrived because my mother was attacked by dogs and unfortunately died. Sloth mothers will protect their children by placing them in their belly and covering them with their body

Human territory expansion alters the natural habitat for wildlife and unfortunately, dog encounters are very common in this area. This is why it is so important to improve our relationship with nature by adapting our lifestyle and activities to reduce the impact.

Domestic animals must be trained and owners should be responsible to take the measures to avoid dog attacks on wildlife.

By adopting Makena you will be part of her two years process completing sloth kindergarten, elementary school, middle/high school, and sloth university which is the final step of pre-release!

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Your symbolic adoption of $105 per month helps us with: Food, Medicine, Maintenance, Care and Enrichment of enclosures.

By symbolically adopting one of these amazing animals you will receive: (1) a personalized certificate of adoption and (2) the background story of the animal you adopted with photos (please note that we send all documents in PDF format via Email).

Two-finger Sloth(Choloepus hoffmanni)

Two-Finger Sloths commonly and mistakenly named two-toed sloths (Choloepus Hoffmanni) are found in the forests of Central and Southern America.

As you can see in the pictures it is not on their toes where they lack a toe, but in fact on their upper limbs on the hands, that is why earlier we described the common name as mistaken.

These slow animals that survive on a leaf-based diet tend to live most of their lives aloft, few times you will see them on the ground, some occasions might be in order to reach another tree even by water or to defecate. Sloth’s fur is grown specifically to create a natural camouflage.

Facts about two-finger Sloths

Sloths have very poor eyesight and hearing, so they rely on touching and smelling for food.

The only time sloths are found standing properly is when they go to the ground to defecate, and they only do this almost once a week.

The hair grows in a special system of being parted along the stomach and flows from belly to back. This system is helpful for when the sloths are hanging upside down and the rainwater can runoff.